The George Evans Corporation

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ManufacturingMetal Fabrication

About Us

Our Plant:
The George Evans Corporation plant occupies two city blocks along River Drive in Moline, Illinois. Located west of Chicago on the Mississippi River, Moline is at the intersection of I-80 and I-74.

The GEC plant encompasses 110,000 square feet with the great Mississippi River view from our front windows and the railroad in the rear. In yesteryears the railroad was the means for product to get in and out of the plant. Today we are we are now serviced by truck and are equipped with a 4-ton overhead crane in a covered bay for raw material. Air freight is routed through the Moline Airport, less than ten miles from the plant.

In addition to office and manufacturing space, there is a 12,000 square foot inside steel storage area, 6,500 square foot tool set-up space, and an inside die storage section adjacent to the tool and die maintenance shop.

GEC has several locations within the plant that are designated as Flex Space. These areas are dedicated to specific programs as they are scheduled. The areas range in size from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet based on customer need.

Shipping and receiving occupies a newer building built in 2012 covering 7,200 square feet.

The machine center and laser building is yet another building that houses two of our five lasers along with our Mazak equipment for machining.

History:
George Evans took a bold step and made a very risky move at the age of 53. Without Social Security benefits, he invested most of his savings into the Evans Manufacturing Company in 1915. The company manufactured a variety of sheet metal products, including parts for various cars such as the “Moon,” the “Velie,” the “Moline Knight,” and the “Stevens.”

In 1926, the company incorporated and changed its name to The George Evans Corporation (GEC). The company serviced many local, regular customers, including Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Deere & Company, International Harvester Company, and other smaller companies in the Moline, Illinois area.

Rep/Contact Info

Mike Baxley
President
  • Phone: (309) 757-8300
Dameon Freeman
IT Administrator/Project Manager
  • Phone: (309) 757-8300
Jason Hergert
Plant Foreman
  • Phone: (309) 757-8300
Larry Johnson
Plant Manager
  • Phone: (309) 757-8300
Carol Mockmore
Safety Manager
  • Phone: (309) 757-8300
Tara Nora
HR Admin Manager